StrongStart and Parent and Child Time

Stong Start 2020-2021: Yes, we are up and Running!

See below for information on this awesome program!

StrongStart is a free early learning program for pre-school children 0 – 5 years old and their parents, grandparents or caregivers. Come to enjoy play time, free play, circle time with songs, stories and crafts provided during each session. 

StrongStart is a program that offers today’s families an opportunity to provide their young children with problem-solving skills and the social skills that will help them successfully manage in school or within the community.  The time participating in a StrongStart program is a wonderful way to begin introducing your child to your neighborhood school community.

DURING COVID: Pre-registration is required during these times and there is 5 adults max. To pre-register, please email Jen or check updates on Facebook!  If you would like more information, you can search facebook: Nelson Strongstart.  Feel free to email Jen at:

This is to ensure safety for all during these times.  See you on Mondays, from  10:30-11:15, meeting at the outdoor learning area at Spawning Channel - across from Redfish School.  


Redfish Parent and Child Time Playgroup is a free drop in program for parents/caregivers of children aged birth to 5 years.  Come by for crafts, activities, circle time, free play, snacks and fun! Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am in the gym at Redfish Elementary School.  For more information contact Julie Poetsch at (250) 229-2167 or This program is provided by the Kootenay Lake Family Network, Redfish Elementary School and CBAL, the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.